Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has recently awarded 11 South Metropolitan Area researchers with grants to a total of $160,603.

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has funded important medical research projects to the South Metropolitan Area and awarded 11 researchers.

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has recently awarded 11 South Metropolitan Area researchers with grants to a total of $160,603.

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Post on: October 5, 2016

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has funded important medical research projects to the South Metropolitan Area and recently awarded 11 researchers.

These grants are subject to Ethics Committee approval. The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee, chaired by Prof Hugh Barrett, received 27 applications and 11 projects have been judged as the highest quality applications.

Prof Hugh Barrett said: “This funding is extremely important for research, as it allows researchers to explore scientific ideas, which can make a significant difference to our lives and to the lives of our family and friends”.

The 11 applicants are:

  • Chief Investigator: Dr F Dane (A/Prof C Judkins) – “Identifying the difference between the “broken heart syndrome” and an acute heart attack”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr E J Hamilton – “Do patients with type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers have problems with memory and self-care?’.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr A Domenichini – “The effects of too much iron in the heart”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr O J Duncan – “The effect of pentoxifylline on impaired iron availability for making blood in patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr S A Koek – “An analysis of the implementation of a fast track pathway for perioperative care for patients undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy procedure”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr C R Lim (Prof P J Yates) – “Rehabilitation of humerus injuries non-operatively and their outcomes (RHINO) Study”.
  • Chief Investigator: A/Prof W A Davis – “A Contemporary cardiovascular risk calculator for Australians with type 2 diabetes”.
  • Chief Investigator: Prof B B Yeap (A/Prof N Lenzo, Dr B F Kennedy and Prof D J Green) – “New methods to detect “good” fat that protects against obesity”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr S Young ( A/Prof C Judkins, Prof B B Yeap) – “Using genetic information to improve identification of men and women at risk of heart disease in WA”.
  • Chief Investigator: A/Prof A J Maiorana (W/Prof D J Green Dr A Shah) – “A randomised, controlled trial of water-based exercise training in people with stable coronary heart disease”.
  • Chief Investigator: Dr D Purtill (Dr M Wright, Dr P Cannell, Dr J Cooney) – “Use of a simple home breathing test to detect lung complications after blood stem cell transplant”.

Prof Barrett added: “The research projects are all relevant to South Metropolitan health issues and covered a wide range of medical conditions”.

Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $2.5M towards 175 research projects in research areas as diverse as cancer, Alzheimers, heart disease, wound management, anaphylaxis, Crohn’s Disease, and hepatitis.

The successful outcome of many of these projects has resulted in over $20M of additional research funding awarded to our researchers to continue the promising research which was kick-started by the Foundation.